Scholarships and Travel Stipend Information
Many types of financial assistance are available to qualified applicants.
- Registration fee scholarships
- Seminar travel stipends
- TMCA major scholarship awards
- Sandra Watkins TMCCP Election Law Seminar Scholarship
- MCCi Records Management Scholarship
- Legacy Scholarship
Request for Reimbursement Form for scholarship or travel stipend recipients
Registration Fee Scholarships
Registration fee scholarships are awarded prior to each TMCCP seminar/webinar (in the full amount of the TMCCP registration fee). These are awarded to those in pursuit of the Texas Registered Municipal Clerks Certification or Recertification. Awards are made by the TMCA Certification Committee.
Seminar Travel Stipends
Seminar travel stipends are awarded prior to each seminar, up to an amount of $300. These stipends are to be used to defray the cost of travel to a TMCCP seminar, and are awarded to those in pursuit of the Texas Registered Municipal Clerks Certification or recertification. Awards are made by the TMCA Certification Committee.
TMCA Major Scholarship Awards
These awards are made annually. Applications must be submitted by June 15 each year. The TMCA Scholarship Committee will determine winners based on eligibility requirements. Winners will be notified that they have received a scholarship. TMCA scholarships are $500 for pursuit of the TRMC or recertification, or up to $1,000 for pursuit of a bachelor's or graduate degree.
Download the application form. NOTE: Members apply for TMCA Major Scholarships in the current calendar year and, if awarded, must use the funds in the following calendar year. TMCA Major Scholarships are awarded at the TMCA Annual Banquet.
Sandra Watkins TMCCP Election Law Seminar Scholarship
Attention, eligible employees from small cities!
We’re excited to announce a new scholarship that enables eligible applicants from small cities to attend the invaluable annual TMCCP Election Law Seminar. Longtime TMCA member, mentor, and former Executive Board member Sandra Watkins bestowed the endowment for this scholarship.
One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually.
The purpose of the scholarship is to assist the awardee with registration fees and travel expenses for a TMCCP Election Law Seminar (held within two years of award). Awardee shall be a current TMCA member from a small city/town with a population fewer than 5,000. Enrollment in the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program is not required.
Applications must be submitted by June 15 each year. The TMCA Scholarship Committee will determine winners based on eligibility requirements. Winners will be notified that they have received a scholarship.
Download the application form. NOTE: TMCA members apply for this scholarship in the current calendar year and, if awarded, can use the funds either the following calendar year, or the year after that. This scholarship is awarded at the TMCA Annual Banquet (attendance at the banquet is encouraged but not mandatory).
MCCi Records Management Scholarship
One $500 scholarship will be awarded in each of three categories annually. The purpose of the Municipal Code Corporation Innovations (MCCi) Records Management Scholarship is to recognize city secretaries/municipal clerks who have established outstanding systems for records management or who have improved existing systems. Scholarship award funds shall be used only for continued or advanced education in a TMCCP program or a TMCA, Inc., approved records management program, i.e., ARMA, Texas State Library, Council of Governments.
All entries must be received by June 15 to be considered for this year’s scholarship.
Download the application form. NOTE: The MCCi Records Management Scholarship is awarded every year at the TMCA Annual Awards Banquet. Any awarded scholarships are available for use in the following calendar year.
The purpose of the Legacy Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to one or more retired city secretaries who are teaching for TMCCP seminars and/or actively working as consultants and who are attending TMCCP seminars in order to keep their TRMC credentials up-to-date. Those currently employed in a permanent position with a municipality are not eligible.
Download the application form. NOTE: The Legacy Scholarship is awarded at the TMCA Annual Awards Banquet. Any awarded scholarships are available for use in the following calendar year.
Are you a scholarship or travel award stipend recipient? To obtain your reimbursement, use our Request for Reimbursement Form.